NEW YORK'S CARNEGIE DELI GOES DARK

Dec 30, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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New Yorkers, theatre patrons and tourists alike are marking the end of an era today as the city’s famed Carnagie Deli closes at midnight.
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Fans have lined up all week for a last bite at the restaurant, which got a star turn in Woody Allen’s 1984 film “Broadway Danny Rose”.  For 79 years the deli has been serving up heaps of pastrami on rye with a dill pickle.
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The Carnegie Deli opened in 1937, but its last few years have been rough.  Owner Marian Harper decided to close up shop after surviving a nasty divorce, an entanglement over an illegal gas connection and the order to pay $2.6 million in back wages to its employees after a labour dispute.
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